Get a Library eCard

Image link to get a library eCard online
You can apply for a library eCard and immediately receive a number that will provide temporary access to some of our online resources. If you have an Orange Public Library card there is no need to get an eCard. eCards expire in 30 days and cannot be used in the library unless it is upgraded.  You may upgrade your eCard to a full-access library card that has checkout privileges by visiting one of our library branches (see requirements below).

Click here to get an eCard.


To upgrade your eCard to a full-access library card, you must be a California resident and provide the following when you visit one of our branches: 
  • A valid photo ID from any of these: Department of Motor Vehicles, Mexican Consulate, College ID, Passport, or Military ID which verifies name and current address.
  • A valid proof of address like the following: envelope addressed to person applying postmarked within the last 30 days, utility or rental bill in name of person applying postmarked within the last 30 days, DMV ID, License, or auto registration with current mailing address.  
Minors under the age of eighteen (18) must have a parent or guardian with the above requirements present at time of registration. The parent/guardian must have a valid Orange Public Library card to sign the Library Card Registration Form for minors. 
To access the complete Library Card Eligibility Policy, click here.  

What if I lose my library card or eCard number?

You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card. Please call the Customer Service Desk at your branch library to report a lost or stolen library card.  eCards can be replaced at no charge by applying online.  Full-access Orange Public Library cards can be replaced by visiting the Customer Service Desk at your local branch library.  There is a fee of $2.00 for all replacement library cards.